I know it might sound pretentious and slightly naive (considering most of my friends are poor). However art supplies, real art supplies for my paintings, are expensive. I have only two examples of my work on DeviantArt and they currently do not reflect my current skill or ideas.
The total estimate is high but every little bit helps, as they say.
(Sample: http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/239/1/b/the_fading_happiness_by_shub_yoggoth-d4824y5.jpg )
(Sample: http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/239/6/3/the_encroaching_dark_by_shub_yoggoth-d4825hx.jpg )